• Fred W. Allen, 77, of Cumberland County Nursing Home, Middlesex Township, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in the home.

    Born July 30, 1919, in Massachusetts, he was a son of the late William Howard and Annie Savage Allen.

    Mr. Allen was retired from Bethlehem Steel, Steelton.

    He was a member of Young's United Methodist Church, American Legion Post 109 and VFW Post 6704, all of Mechanicsburg. He also was a Navy veteran of World War II.

    Surviving are his wife, Mildred F. Allen; five daughters, Lucretia Allen of Mechanicsburg, Judy Johnson of Florida, Carol Mann of Dillsburg and Barbara Allen and Debra Roye, both of Carlisle; four sons, William J. and Robert H., both of Mechanicsburg, Ronald F. of Shannon, Ga., and Charles D. of Missouri; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.

    Services will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechanicsburg, with the Rev. Paul W. Kauffman officiating. Burial will be in Indiantown Gap National Cemetery, East Hanover Township, Lebanon County, with full military honors.

    Friends may call from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Monday at the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Young's United Methodist Church, 7075 Wertzville Road, Mechanicsburg 17055.

  • Services for Emma M. Asper, 83, of Messiah Village, 100 Mt. Allen Drive, Upper Allen Township, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday in Myers Funeral Home, 37 E. Main St., Mechancisburg.

    She died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, in the village.

    Born Feb. 3, 1914, in Adams County, she was a daughter of the late Joseph and Edna Leer Chronister and the widow of Ellis Asper.

    Mrs. Asper was a member of Harrisburg Brethren in Christ Church.

    Surviving are three daughters, Ella Rothenberger of Harrisburg, Cora Dunn of Leola and Shirley Morales of Orange, N.J.; two sons, Irvin and Clayton, both of Harrisburg; one brother, George Chronister of Harrisburg; 10 grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

    The Rev. Glenn W. Dalton will officiate at Saturday's service. Burial will be in Air Hill Cemetery, Chambersburg.

    Friends may call from 10 to 11 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home.

  • John Y. Bear, 76, of 659 Windy Hill Road, Shermans Dale, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in his home.

    Born Sept. 11, 1920, in Harrisburg, he was a son of the late John A. and Virgie Yetter Bear.

    Mr. Bear was retired from Kinney Shoe Corp., Carlisle.

    He was a member of Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church and was an 8th Air Force veteran of World War II.

    Surviving are his wife, Ruth Ann Hockenberry Bear; two stepsons, Robert Baum of Manassas, Va., and Lee Baum of Gardners; one stepdaughter, Judy Ann Smith of Carlisle; two sisters, Jane H. Bear of Shermans Dale and Grace Steigleman of Carlisle; and three stepgrandchildren.

    Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday in Mt. Gilead United Methodist Church, Carroll Township, Perry County, with the Rev. Peter Beddia officiating. Burial will be in New Church Hill Cemetery, Port Royal, with military honors.

    Friends may call from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday at the church.

    Boyer Funeral Home, New Bloomfield, is handling arrangements.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Bethesda Mission, 611 Reilly St., Harrisburg 17105.

  • George L. Eyer Sr., formerly of 2886 Valley Road, Marysville, died Wednesday, June 18, 1997, in Stonebridge Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, Duncannon.

    Born Dec. 4, 1915 in Tyrone, he was the son of the late Forrest W. and Merle Grazier Eyer.

    Mr. Eyer was a retired engineer of the former Penn Central Railroad.

    He was a member of Salem United Methodist Church, Marysville.

    Surviving are his wife, Ida Mae Welch Eyer; a son, George L. Jr. of Paducah, Ky.; a brother, Forrest E. of Warriors Mark; a sister, Marie Adell Chronister of Florida; seven grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by a brother, Carlton; a son, James A. Eyer Sr. and a grandson, George L. Eyer III.

    Services will be at noon Saturday, in Boyer Funeral Home, 101 W. Main St., New Bloomfield, with the Rev. Ronald Doverspike officiating. Burial will be in Mt. Gilead Cemetery, Carroll Township, Perry County.

    Friends may call from 11 a.m. to noon Saturday in the funeral home.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Salem United Methodist Church, 3542 Valley Road, Marysville 17053.

  • Services for Daniel P. Misner, 58, of 2638 Orrstown Road, Shippensburg, will be at 2 p.m. Saturday in Orrstown United Brethren Church, Orrstown.

    He died Tuesday, June 17, 1997, in Chambersburg Hospital.

    Born Sept. 3, 1938, in Southampton Township, Franklin County, he was a son of Evelyn Powell Misner Wenger of Shippensburg and the late Howard E. Misner.

    A dairy farmer, Mr. Misner was a member of Orrstown United Brethren Church, Fellowship of Christian Farmers and Pennsylvania Farmers Association.

    Surviving in addition to his mother are his wife, Joyce E. Shatzley Misner; three sons, David L. and Michael T., both of Shippensburg and Paul B. of Indianapolis, Ind.; two stepsons, Timothy G. Timmons of Shippensburg and Christopher J. Timmons of Orrstown; two stepdaughters, Page Lapinski of Chambersburg and Mary Sanders of Fayetteville; two sisters, Rosalie J. Miller of Shippensburg and Nancy L. Rife of Chambersburg; one half sister, Linda Urgola of Chambersburg; eight grandchildren; and seven stepgrandchildren.

    He was preceded in death by a daughter, Beth Ann Roles, who died in 1989.

    The Rev. Robert P. Conway will officiate at Saturday's service. Burial will be in Spring Hill Cemetery, Shippensburg.

    Friends may call from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at Fogelsanger-Bricker Funeral Home, 112 W. King St., Shippensburg.

    Memorial contributions may be made to his church, P.O. Box 180, Orrstown 17244.

  • A Mass of Christian Burial for Vincent James Ryan, 76, of 43 Bullock Circle, Cumberland Crossing, Carlisle, will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Marsh Drive, Carlisle.

    He died Monday, June 16, 1997 in the nursing home.

    Born April 18, 1921 in Philadelphia, he was the son of the late Lawrence and Marie M. Appenzeller Ryan.

    Mr. Ryan was retired from the United States Navy and a Loss Control Engineer for Kemper Insurance Company. He was a veteran of World War II and survived three ship sinkings.

    He was a member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church, Carlisle; past president of N.E. Region Fleet, Reserve Association, Member Branch No. 106, Mechanicsburg; Third Degree lifetime member of Knights of Columbus, Carlisle; Board of Directors Cumberland Crossing Retirement Community; and Building Committee member of St. Patrick's Church and School Construction.

    Surviving are his wife of 53 years, Dolores M. Stein Ryan; a daughter, Eileen DiRienzo of Bethlehem, Conn.; four sons, Donald of Plainfield, Gerald of Summerville, S.C., Kenneth of Newville and James of Carlisle; a brother, Francis Ryan of Philadelphia; three sisters, Katherine Mather of Abington, Teresa O'Connell of Blackwood, N.J., and Marie Bahry of Richlandtown; and nine grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Lawrence Ryan Jr.

    The Rev. Andrew J. Fontanella will be celebrant at Friday's service. Burial will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Carlisle.

    Friends may call from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight at Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, 219 N. Hanover St., Carlisle. A Rosary Service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made to St. Patrick's Building Fund, 140 E. Pomfret St., Carlisle 17013.

  • Services for William L. Stewart, 82, of 628 Devonshire Drive, Carlisle, will be held at 11 a.m. Monday in Brethren In Christ Church, 1155 Walnut Bottom Road, Carlisle.

    He died Monday, June 16, 1997 in Hershey Medical Center.

    Born Feb. 22, 1915 in Hillards, Butler County, he was a son of the late John Wesley and Malinda Deal Stewart.

    Mr. Stewart was retired from ARMCO Steel Corp., Butler, with 35 years of service.

    He was a member of the Victory Lodge No. 694 F&AMPAM of Butler and Supreme Council 33 Scottish Rite. He was also a former Deputy Game Warden in Butler County and had long term interest in conservancy.

    Surviving are his wife of 60 years, Irene Busatto Stewart; two daughters, Karen Fritchley of Carlisle and Barbara Shaffer of Tucson, Ariz.; three sisters, Faith Badger of New Castle; Vallee Mitchell of New Wilmington and Mary Lou Lang of Andover, Ohio; three brothers, Edward of St. Cloud, Fla., Glenn O. of Wyoming and Herbert of Sharon; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson.

    The Rev. Kenneth O. Hoke will officiate at Monday's service.

    Friends may call from 10:30 to 11 a.m. Monday at the church.

    Hoffman-Roth Funeral Home, Carlisle, is in charge of arrangements.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Masonic Homes, One Masonic Drive, Elizabethtown 17022-2199.

  • Wade L. Teal, 15, of 458 Pawnee Drive, Hamden Township, died Monday, June 16, 1997 in York Hospital from injuries suffered in a traffic accident.

    He was a junior at Cumberland Valley High School where he was on the soccer team and a member of the National Honor Society. He was a member of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Camp Hill.

    Surviving are his parents, Larry and Chris Teal; a sister, Natalie M. of Steelton; his paternal grandmother, Margaret Teal of Ocala, Fla.; and his maternal grandmother, Loretta Rzepka of St. Louis, Mo.

    Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday in his church. Burial will be in Gate of Heaven Cemetery, Upper Allen Township.

    Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday in the Myerser-Harner Funeral Home, Camp Hill, with a prayer service at 8 p.m.

    Memorial contributions may be made to Eagle Foundation, Cumberland Valley School District, 6746 Carlisle Pike, Mechanicsburg, 17055.

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